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Old 10-14-2015, 03:55 PM
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Ok, so this morning I went to change the flock's water, and like usual Lily took off for the back of the cage. So right before I could get to take out the bowl, she took a drink. And I'm like, "Can you wait til I put fresh water in before taking a drink?", and she just gave me that look like, "NO! I'm thirsty NOW!". I'm sure your all know the look. Anyway, so I put the dish back by her before I got out of the cage all the way, and she stretched her little neck out and drank from the bowl that was in my hand!

So, still kind of excited and reeling from Lily doing this, I went to grab the boys' water bowl out. Before I got out completely, I went around their cage and asked each one if they wanted a last minute drink. Pepper and Peatri, who are normally up my butt for attention and treats took off running, and so did Perry. When I got to Buddy, generally my more reserved boy, he stretched HIS little neck out and took a huge drink!

I don't know why, but I'm all geeked out about it! I just thought that it was too cool that they did that without prior training to do so. Just thought I'd share my cool experience that happened this morning!

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Old 10-14-2015, 04:01 PM
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Ace does the exact same thing, but with both food and water! When I clean his water dish, I will take him out of the cage for a while for cleaning. He will literaly fly onto my arm to take a drink of the fresh water then fly back to his cage! Budgies are such clowns sometimes
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Old 10-14-2015, 04:07 PM
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They are, aren't they? These two are normally so reserved in their actions, at least Lily is. She's secretly a momma's girl I think!
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That's so cute!

I would be excited too! I get excited over every cute thing my budgies do, especially something that is indicative of a growing bond with me, such as what your Lily did by drinking from the bowl in your hand.
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That's a great story and a good way to start bonding with your more shy budgies.
I find my birds particularly love getting a drink of fresh water right as I'm putting the bowls back into their cages.
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How cool...I too have birds that at times will go right up to the fresh water as I'm trying to put it in. I guess that means they are comfortable with us...
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Of course it is a great moment worth sharing with us all here at TB when any member of your flock does an amazing thing. Budget loves to drink from a running tap when he is sitting on my hand
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It's very sweet that you can see a new bond growing between you and the fids
You have every right to be excited!

Mallorn is the same way, she leaves her green and yellow pellets (unless it's Friday, she colour codes them ) and she will wait for me to give her more food but the minute I'm taking her dish out she suddenly wants to eat the pellets she left
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